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    The 2023 Nissan Z Is A 400 Horsepower Twin-Turbo Reality

    Imperfect and brilliant, what an unexpectedly great time to be a fan of Japanese sports cars. The Toyota Supra is back, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is as excellent as it’s ever been, you can buy a new Civic Type R at your local Honda store, and the Subaru BRZ and [...]
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    Clever Acura NSX Enthusiast Redefines Bringing A Trailer

    It’s a privilege to own the groundbreaking Acura NSX. Over the last couple of years, the value of the first-generation NSX’s has skyrocketed which is forcing many of them to sit in garages collecting dust. Luckily some owners still use their NSXs often, take for example Chris Cut. He’s taken [...]
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    Bare Metal 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Heads to Auction

    What’s rarer than a pristine 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone? A meticulously restored, bare metal example originally owned by a 19-year-old Iranian coed attending college at the University of California, Berkeley, in the ’70s — that’s what. This is exactly what you see above and it is due [...]
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    What Is A Shooting Brake and Why Do We Love Them?

    Here’s a question we get on a semi-regular basis: “What the hell is a shooting brake?” If you’ve spent any time in the car world, obsessed collectors and casual fans alike all seem to ruminate about the elusive shooting brake. It is one of those terms we throw around and [...]
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    What’s In A Car’s Name? Quite A Lot Actually.

    Part 1: Household Names You can’t beat an actual name for a car rather than the alphanumeric soup some automakers (looking at you BMW) create. A name is evocative and much easier to remember than a jumble of numbers and letters. Some names of cars have been with us for [...]
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1999 Lotus Esprit V8

by Eliza Thompson in Wayback Machines Comments Off on 1999 Lotus Esprit V8

Throughout its 28 year history, there were many variations of the Lotus Esprit but all of them can be grouped into two design groups. The first category is what is commonly referred to as the [...]

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    Photo of the Week #33 – 1972 Datsun 240Z

    It’s an unexpectedly great time to be a fan of Japanese sports cars. The Toyota Supra is back, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is as excellent as it’s ever been, you can buy a new Civic Type R at your local Honda store, and the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 twins are not only available, they’ve just been reinvigorated and making its splashy debut this week we have the all-new 2023 Nissan Z. So, lets take a moment to look back and appreciate the icon that made the last letter of [...]
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    Photo of the Week #32 – 1968 Marcos 1600 GT

    The GT was produced by Marcos Engineering in Britain and offered intermittently between 1964 and 1990. The car featured a fiberglass body over a monocoque chassis incorporating nearly 400 pieces of plywood, with a resulting curb weight of approximately 1,800 pounds. This example has been fitted with a replacement body that was sourced from Marcos Engineering, Ltd. and painted in a Lotus orange. The Marcos GT is the name used by the British firm Marcos Engineering Ltd for all of their cars until the introduction of the Mantis in 1970. [...]
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    Photo of the Week #31 – 2001 BMW Z8

    The BMW Z8 is a roadster produced by German automotive manufacturer BMW from 2000 to 2003. The Z8 was developed under the codename “E52” between 1993 and 1999, through the efforts of a design team led by Chris Bangle from 1993 to 1995. The exterior was designed by Henrik Fisker and the interior by Scott Lempert. The Z8 originally was designed as a styling exercise intended to evoke and celebrate the 1956–1959 BMW 507. Prototypes were spotted testing between 1996 and 1999. A concept was later developed to preview the [...]
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    Photo of the Week #30 – 1975 Alpine A110 1600S SI

    The Alpine A110 is a sports car produced by French automobile manufacturer Alpine from 1961 to 1977. The car was styled as a “berlinette”, which in the post-WWII era refers to a small enclosed two-door berline, better-known as a coupé. The Alpine A110 succeeded the earlier A108. The car was powered by a succession of Renault engines. A continuation of the A110, developed under Renault-Nissan partnership, was introduced in 2017. The car achieved international fame during the 1970–1972 seasons competing in the newly created International Championship for Manufacturers, winning events [...]
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    Photo of the Week #29 – 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV

    Introduced as a prototype in 1971, the Countach was designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini with angular wedge-shaped styling and scissor doors. Aluminum bodywork is mounted over a tubular steel spaceframe, and production versions feature NACA ducts aft of the doors along with prominent air intakes above the rear quarters. The 5000 QV variant utilizes Kevlar front and rear deck lids, and straked brake vents are integrated into the rocker panels of US-market cars. Two-piece 15” OZ wheels (yes, you read that right…15-inch) wear Pirelli tires measuring 225/50 up-front and 345/35 [...]